Friday, January 8, 2010

Rustic/Country + Industrial= Obsession

While certainly not a new obsession of mine, I'm still head over heels for the warm combination of rustic/country with industrial elements in interiors.

Mikkel Vang

The dining room above had me at hello-- with a large chalkboard, industrial light fixtures, dark wood floor, painted wood ceiling, and a collection of globes, I didn't stand a chance. I love both dining spaces that follow too, each charming and inviting in its own way.

Douglas Friedman

The room above drew me in with it's unique light fixture and varied art collection, while the space below, with it's oversized, shaded pendant light, seems the perfect place for a cozy meal.

Country Living

I'd be thrilled to cook in the following kitchen, where the mix of woods with metal strike the perfect balance.

Luis Albuquerque Photography

And each of the rooms below would be welcoming work spaces with their blend of warm and cold, and dark and light.

L:McAlpine Booth Ferrier Design via Desire to Inspire. R:Douglas Friedman.

I have a draftsman's stool like the one below, and I'm now pining for a work area that is sectioned off by soft French blue doors on a sliding metal track!

Meyer Davis Studio Inc.

Is this rustic/country, industrial combination one that equals love for you?


Blueprint Bliss said...

I'm right there with you on this obsessesion!

studioJudith said...

Lots to love in these rooms ... .
the sliding doors have been a long time love for me and that group of globes is perfection!

pam@pixelimpress said...

someday, somewhere, somehow i will have rustic sliding doors. im obsessed.pam

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

What wonderful collections the first two images display as well (globes and candlesticks!)

Jane Flanagan said...

Yes to everything! This is my all tme favourite looks, especially when some modern classics make it in to the mix too!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE: the chalkboard wall, the dark wood floors, the oversized light pendant and the soft French blue doors.

Great post, Courtney.

SogniSorrisi said...

Beautiful. Love the second photo especially.

doug said...

These rooms are perfect

The Bella Life said...

I am also drawn to this design style. It is very compelling.

I really love the light fixture in photo #3. I'm thinking of doing something similar above my kitchen table. Thanks for the inspiration ;)


Kristin said...

That second light fixture is uber cool!

Blue Muse said...

Oh, I am so there with you, sister. That Douglas Friedman photo kills me - I want... scratch that ... I NEED those chairs! (haha)
Fabulous finds in photos.
xo Isa

Courtney said...

I'm a huge fan of industrial style and real wood furniture, even if it's flawed, chunky, and large.

We're on the hunt for a real.wood.table. which is proving to be just that: a hunt.

It's become clear that in all likelihood, we'll be finding our table at a vintage shop or flea market (or maybe even a barn sale).

Love these looks (I'm filing them for design inspiration once we do find our table). The chalkboard hanging is so fun, too.

Anonymous said...

YES! love, love, love.
love it all.

{and so glad you read and liked my long book post!} :)

Anna said...

Love all these looks... you found some great images.

Marte Marie Forsberg said...

What amazing images!
I am so inspired by them all.

samia said...

i love the industrialist look where ever used!!

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rustic tables said...

I just love your blog and I think your article is so awesome!! I love antiques and what a way to go green!! I think the towels would just be so adorable also. Thanks for sharing the story about how it was made. Makes it that more special! Take care.

Susan Graham

Michelle Anne Custodio said...

I am also greatly interested with interior design. The rustic furniture is a good choice because you can mix them with any types of houses and theme. This is also a good choice if you use white as the main color of your home due to its clean and sophisticated appeal.